The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat hemorrhoids, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils, and cancer.
Cumin is very rich in iron (more than 66 mg. in every 100 grams) which is more than 5 times the daily requirement of iron for an adult. Iron is the main constituent of hemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. It is hemoglobin which transfers oxygen (as the oxide of iron) to the body’s cells and whose deficiency causes anemia.
Cumin seed is a source of the essential mineral magnesium, which the body cannot produce, and therefore must get through diet. A tablespoon of cumin will give you 6 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium for adults.
Fun Fact! Cumin is originally from Iran and the Mediterranean over 5,000 years ago! Also, the Egyptians used cumin in the mummification process.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need…
- 1 lb ground turkey
- ½ cup yellow onion, diced
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, minced
- 2 Tablespoons red curry paste
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease casserole pan with olive oil.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, shape into 20 meatballs and place in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 50 calories, 2g fat, 3g carbohydrate, 116mg sodium, 1g sugar, 0g fiber, and 5g protein.